Director of Culinary Operations 330 views0 applications

We are looking for a passionate leader who is ready to take on the challenge of leading all the operations of a fast-growing, mission-driven startup that will be a national offering in the next few years


What will I do?

  • Become the individual who leads all operations and takes Sprinly from a regional offering to a national brand in the next couple of years
  • Anything and everything related to managing and scaling our operations. This includes:
    • Scaling and managing the day-to-day culinary operations with the support of supervisors & leads on the team
    • Cultivating an amazing work culture and bringing out the potential of each individual on our growing team
    • This role will give you the opportunity and require you to manage teams of 40+ currently, and more as we continue to grow. Our goal is to continue developing and challenging you to grow as a leader, offering you the potential to recruit, develop, and lead hundreds of employees as we continue to grow
    • Sourcing high-quality ingredients at scale & negotiating with suppliers
    • Improving logistics to ensure operations are running as efficiently as possible
    • Creating new training and operational systems & processes
    • Developing and/or leading a team to develop unique, healthy & delicious plant-based recipes
    • Analyzing and improving all operational costs including food costs, labor costs, packaging costs, etc. 
    • Being creative and testing/implementing new innovative technologies (packaging, kitchen software, equipment…etc.) that will improve our offering and overall operations
    • Leading the process on purchasing the latest equipment and automation technologies that will help streamline operations
    • We’re currently expanding our facility and will continue to do so, and you will be in charge of planning for and leading these expansions
    • Establishing more QA systems to ensure we are serving the highest quality meals on a weekly basis
    • Making sure we’re in compliance with the latest food regulations
    • Focusing on continuous improvement of high-quality meals, client retention, and overall client experience 
  • Opportunities and responsibilities will evolve as the company grows
  • Everyone at Sprinly is on our growth team, and your role in leading operations has a huge direct impact on inspiring others to eat & live healthier on a consistent basis

Skills & Experience:

#1 You must be a life-long learner with incredibly high standards who is focused on continuous improvement in every aspect

  • Strong leader with ability to grow and develop large teams
  • Ability to manage all aspects of culinary operations seamlessly
  • Hold yourself and others to high standards
  • Ability to create happiness with the team/culture we’re building and the Sprinly client experience every week
  • Sound judgment with great problem-solving skills
  • Possesses a knack for getting things done, no matter the circumstance
  • Very organized and possesses great attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial and understands the culture of a startup
  • Able and excited to take on new challenges, especially as we grow & scale (hiring/training a large team, large-scale organic sourcing, creating new systems/processes…etc.)
  • Great with numbers, cost-conscious, and strong ability to budget
  • Always reliable, responsive, and willing to help out at all times of the day whenever necessary
  • Experience in operations/food service/manufacturing
  • Experience in sourcing and managing logistics / supply chain
  • Preferred: food science exposure and experience creating a HACCP plan
  • Preferred: tech-savvy and experience using Excel
  • Preferred: experience with recipe creation, particularly with plant-based dishes
  • Extremely self-driven and motivated to change the world


  • Be the leader of all operations and directly drive the strategic direction of the company
  • Opportunity for limitless upward growth based on performance
  • Work directly with the cofounders on a daily basis
  • Be an early team member of an awesome startup
  • Have autonomy in your role and be empowered & expected to make decisions
  • Sprinly will invest in resources to improve your existing skillsets whenever possible
  • Gain insights into all of the building blocks and strategies of building a high-growth ecommerce startup 
  • Competitive compensation with performance incentives
  • Annual raises based on performance
  • 2.5+ weeks PTO with more days that will be earned quickly with tenure
  • Additional 9 paid holidays
  • New work laptop
  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free organic plant-based meals
  • Etc.

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Sprinly is an organic plant-based meal delivery startup on a mission to make it as easy as possible for others to live healthier, happier lives. We launched in the summer of 2016 in Cleveland, and we’ve been working to rapidly scale our operations.  Located in Valley View, Ohio, we currently ship our healthy meals throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, Nashville, Washington D.C., and Chicago! In the next 12 months, we are working on quickly expanding across the East Coast. Within the next couple of years, we will open a West Coast facility and serve clients nationally — from San Francisco all the way to New York City.

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